Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or HDMI.

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Sound Card Problem

In Ubuntu 12.04 The sound card worked fine under linux-image-3.2.0-58-generic After upgrading to linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic my sound card stopped working This is on a Dell T110 with a syba 7.1 ...
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Sound effects work, but mp3, wav files produce no sound [duplicate]

I have a problem that started seemingly out of nowhere. Ubuntu won't play mp3, wav, mp4, or any media file. The file loads and I can see progress, but no sound. When I go to Sound Effects and ...
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Sound Devices Question

Each time I put my speakers or earphones something "weird" happens. The minimal sound shifts. It is halfway through the bar. If i go less than half then no sound comes out. How to fix this?
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where/how do i find the file for 'sound' of 'system settings'?

I need to find the file for 'sound'(sound settings) of 'systems settings' I need to know that files command and use that command to make a separate line for 'sound' in the 'sound and video' section ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sound Dumy Output after Updates

I had NOT installed any updates to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since September 2013. Today, I just updated ALL recommendations from the Update Manager. My audio WAS working fine and now it is NOT working at ...
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How to read audio comments of a pdf fie created in an IPAD

I have to listen to comments recorded in a pdf file by my supervisor; she used an IPAD. On the pdf-file I can see a little symbol with a "speaker" but when i click there nothing happens. I can see ...
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Remote desktop client for windows with sound support [closed]

Please advice windows client to connect to ubuntu remotely. I need to have audio support also. I used x2go but there were problems with audio. Is there anything else to try? Thanks, Alexey
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Can't get any soud from speakers

I'm fairly new to linux and I've just installed Ubuntu and I get sound from my headphones no matter which output I use from my pc, but the speakers doesn't work. I've tried every solution I found on ...
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How can I restore my audio to menu bar? [duplicate]

I'm having problems with my headphones not working all of a sudden on Ubuntu 13.10. I tried fixing it by changing a bunch of files, removing alsa-mixer and pulseaudio and reinstalling. Still haven't ...
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Ubuntu switches Sound Device when Headphones are plugged in

I have two devices for sound output: Always when I plug in my headphones or external speakers - for whatever reason - the Digital Output gets selected which means in this case that I have no sound ...
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Sound Difficulties with Ubuntu 12.04

Sound stops seemingly random. I am able to restart it after I return from suspended mode or if I plug/unplug my charger, but it stops again after a while and I have to restart it again... Does anyone ...
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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? ...
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Simultaneous output of audio to digital and analogue on 13.10

This used to work, using pulse audio I can see the option in the Sounds settings to have simultaneous output but it doesn't seem to work. If I have analogue selected then click on simultaneous, I ...
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Running Spotify via wine will only use speakers not play via headphones

I have Spotify installed under Wine. It currently is trying to use my desktop speakers as the default output device, however I have changed the system settings to use all input and output sound for my ...
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Terrible sound quality (might have two problem in my question)

I have recently changed my windows 8 for Ubuntu 12.04 and this is fantastic! But sadly the sound quality of my laptop didn't follow with the OS transfer. I suspect Ubuntu is using the motherboard ...
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Xubuntu: VMware Tools “Unable to start services”

I am unable to get vmware tools to work in xubuntu guest, on vmware workstation 10 on windows 8.1 host. I keep getting this message below: Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio. ...
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How to reinstall PulseAudio (Ubuntu 12.04)

I was trying to fix my audio problems using suggestions from this forum. One of the comments suggested I execute this and only this: killall pulseaudio So I did, and I restarted my computer just ...
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Listeners disconnect from Icecast streams

I'm doing a project on live audio streaming using Icecast and mixxx. I configured icecast server successfully. I'am able to listen the audio but sometimes connection reset occurs and the connection ...
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13.10 No Dolby Digital or DTS passthrough with XMBC

I am new Ubuntu User trying to get my feet wet as I am an avid windows user especially in my job. I have a Lenovo H520s with the Intel G640 processor and built in audio. I am having a problem with ...
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Solved - No Wireless on Dell E7440 - Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)

When I boot from USB, the wireless works great. However, when I install to a partition, the wireless does not appear in the network options. When I try to access Network in the control panel, the ...
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TuxGuitar sound inconsistent after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10

In TuxGuitar (http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar/), I have been using the FluidSynth plug-in to output the MIDI conversion using various soundfonts. This has worked well enough since Ubuntu 10.04. After ...
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decent equalizer for 12.04?

I am looking for decent equalizer for ubuntu 12.04. Recently, with 13.04 and 13.10 I have tried pulseaudio eq and other eq's. All of them were rubbish. Mainly because the output volume, because of ...
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Problem Installing Audacity recording tool [duplicate]

I've been trying to install Audacity Recording tool which consists of around 2MB. When I try to install audacity from Synaptic Package Manager/Terminal, I get following message. The following ...
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How to check sample rate

I'd like to use an external usb soundcard with my ubuntu 13.04 for musician purpose. Unfortunately the application requires 48 kHz and jackd to be used, but whenever I select the external souncard in ...
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Crackling sound on HDMI output ubuntu 13.04

When using my new laptop's HDMI port to stream a/v to a Onkyo stereo, the sound is crackling. It isn't the cable. Under settings->sound, I choose HDMI/DisplayPort2, in Digital Surround 5.1 output ...
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monitor sound output

when I listen to trance.fm the station stops periodically. But, if i refresh the browser, the music starts right up. (I am thinking unbuffered streaming) I am thinking about writing a program to over ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Not properly recognising headphones

No matter what pair of headphones I use, in the sound settings, the headphones option will constantly flash on, then disappear whenever I play audio. I've tried a cheap pair of Logitech headphones, ...
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HDMI not connected, but sound is going through HDMI, and not through speakers

I connected my laptop with TV through HDMI to watch a movie with some friends and all went well. The sound was giong through HDMI, and I had no problems. However, when I turned the computer on today, ...
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No sound using Intel HDMI

Trying to setup a HTPV for family. Analog Stereo works. Connecting the PC via HDMI to a TV brings no sound. In pavucontrol, there is no hdmi even listed. Whats the issue here? MB: AsRock B85M Pro4 ...
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zbox nano ad-10 no HDMI audio 13.10

I am at my wits end. I have spent uncountable number of days following all possible solutions found through Google to no avail. aplay -l provides the following card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], ...
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How to install MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I dont't want to install any different software to play audio and video(want to use default player only). also i dont want to install any separate software to configure my plug ins for me. I need to ...
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No HDMI sound in Ubuntu 13.10

I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on my desktop. I have a problem with the sound. As you can see from the screenshot, Ubuntu detected my "HDMI sound card" that is onboard the Gigabyte ...
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Why can't YouTube, Audacity, Tartini and PulseAudio all get along?

(This is on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest updates applied.) One audio application I use a lot is Audacity, both as an audio player and as a recorder, usually with the cheapest headsets I can ...
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ubuntu expectations for laptop drivers

I'm brand new to the ubuntu world. I'm trying to understand what ubuntu requires in the way of drivers (wireless, video, audio etc) when it's going to be installed on a laptop. I noticed when I ran ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Sound Problem

lost my sound by installing Realtek HD Audio Drivers Linux Version got no HDMI choice tried googling for various codes ended up on Dummy Output in Sound and got no sound controll anymore can anyone ...
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Chromium Youtube codecs

I just tried to fix a problem I had as discribed here: This video is currently unavailable - Youtube (Since I have less then 15 reputation, I cannot simply add comments in that thread :() Installing ...
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Get the Bluetooth Audio Sink working with Kubuntu 13.10 and Bose Mini Soundlink

I'm using Kubuntu 13.10 with a Bose Mini Soundlink. I have no issue discovering, pairing and trusting the external speaker. On the contrary, I'm having great troubles in streaming the sound from the ...
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How to fix sound control problems?

I'm having some issues with sound control. I'm running ububtu 13.10 on HP Pavilion g6. For a while sound worked perfectly, but since skype started barring,I got too lots of sound issues. The ...
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Asus x202e - Skype & Audio issues

My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it ...
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Please help !! video card prb ubuntu 13.04

I have ubuntu 13.04 + kde 4.11 and two nvidia cards. One onboard nForce 980a/780a SLI and one Nvidia GTX 280, both of them are connected to one TV- LG 109'. GTX 280 is connected from cable dvi+hdmi ...
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Sound problems with Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

why the sound of movies and video is always a problem after a major update. this a recurrence item with all the Ubuntu base OS. Why do not develop a control interface that could help the user to ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Sound

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having some issues with my install. I've gone through every step that I can find to fix sounds issues including asla reload, alsa reinstall, manually unmuting the asla mixer, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Audio not working properly. Partially working

I got a Compaq Presario CQ61 and I just installed Ubuntu 13.10. I've seen a lot of people that got a problem with no sound in computer. Mine it's a little bit different. Sound works, but not properly. ...
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Can't get external speakers to work on alienware m17x r4

I've tried every possibility I've found and still nothing!! Upon trying to turn up volume in alsa mixer I've found that only the first two boxes (PCM and Master) are the only ones I'm able to turn ...
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How to open or convert .GPK (audio) files?

I wondering how I could open .gpk files? These files were created by my DigiTech JamMan Loopstation. Internet says WaveLab, but this is not available for Ubuntu, am I right?
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Why is the video blinking?

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my system, and completely installed all the updates on my system. I am having issues with video playback. I was using default media player to play my videos, ...
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Convert downloaded YouTube videos (downloaded with youtube-dl) to audio-only, with no loss? [duplicate]

If one downloads videos from YouTube using youtube-dl, they get .mp4 files which are a ISO Media, MPEG v4 system, version 2. Can these files be converted to audio-only, ideally with no quality loss? ...
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Is there a way to modulate my voice on the fly?

I need a way to modulate my voice on-the-fly (to lower or raise pitch, etc, for privacy) for use in Mumble, TeamSpeak and other such programs. Is there any way to do this under Linux/Ubuntu? I have ...